How Does Blu-Light Acne Treatment Work?

Blu-Light Acne Treatment is a faster solution to clearing acne than traditional oral and topical medication. With the bacteria gone, acne begins to clear up and skin begins to heal. Acne bacteria cannot live in the presence of oxygen. What makes Acne so difficult to control in many people is the “plugging” of the follicle by skin cells that have not been shed. This dead skin cell plug combined with oil from the sebaceous glands creates a perfect environment for acne by preventing oxygen from reaching the follicle. Blu-Light Treatments immediately go past the plug and destroy the bacteria. When the skin is exposed to the high intensity ultraviolet light, the response is a creation of oxygen molecules inside the sebaceous gland that destroy the bacteria (called P.Acnes) and help the healing process.

By using light to kill acne bacteria, results are apparent more quickly. This extremely safe treatment can control your acne or clear it up for a long period. The BLU-U system by Dusa effectively clears 50% of moderate, inflammatory acne in 4-8 weeks. Results are especially impressive when used with conventional treatments, such as topical creams and oral antibiotics. Dr. Wallace may recommend exfoliation treatments such as Beta-lift peels along with your Blu-Light Treatment to clear the skin of the dead cell plugs and blackheads. Maintenance treatments may be required to maintain control of your acne.

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